ST. LOUIS – Tiger Woods was standing in the eighth fairway when the weather warning horn sounded at Bellerive at 4:35 p.m. ET (3:35 p.m. local time). After more than three hours of waiting for play to resume, officials suspended play for the day.
Woods was 3 under par for the day following birdies at Nos. 2, 3 and 5 and had moved into a tie for 23rd.
The storm halted a comeback for Woods that began on Thursday after he started the PGA Championship bogey-double bogey. He played his next 23 holes in 6 under par.
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“The good thing is we’re going to have the greens prepared before we go back out there to finish up our second round,” Woods said. “It would have been quite a bit different if we had to go back out this afternoon and finish it up. But the greens will be freshly cut, so it will be just like it was when we played on Thursday.”
Woods opened his second round playing more aggressive, rolling in a 14-footer for birdie at the second and a 5-footer for birdie at the third. He could have gone lower, but he lipped out a chip on the seventh hole for birdie and ignited the crowd with a 15-footer for par at the sixth after missing the green with his approach.
Play will resume at 8 a.m. ET followed by the third round.
“Tomorrow is going to be a long day for a lot of us and try and get back at it early tomorrow morning,” he said.